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'A Backdrop Of Violence': How Harassment Of Abortion Providers Lays The Groundwork For Anti-Choice Terrorism


'A Backdrop Of Violence': How Harassment Of Abortion Providers Lays The Groundwork For Anti-Choice Terrorism
Right Wing Watch

Earlier today, we released a report on the âSummer of Justice,â a week-long event this summer in Wichita, Kansas, that commemorated the 25th anniversary of the infamous anti-abortion âSummer of Mercy.âAt the event, activists organized by Operation Save America protested daily in front of Wichitaâs two abortion providers and also traveled in groups to protest at abortion providersâ homes and at other locations throughout the city and state. The main focus of their attention was the South Wind Womenâs Center, a clinic that Julie Burkhart, a former employee of Dr. George Tiller, opened at the site of Tillerâs practice after his 2009 assassination by an anti-choice extremist.In Wichita, we caught up with David S. Cohen, the coauthor of âLiving in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism,â a book that chronicles the daily harassment faced by abortion providers, ranging from low-level harassment to outright violence.

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